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Top national players on view for PSPB badminton tournament

New Delhi, Mar 16 (UNI) Some of India's top notch players will be seen in action at the Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) badminton tournament that gets underway at the Siri Fort sports complex here tomorrow.

The draw will include the likes of B Chetan Anand (men's category) and Saina Nehwal (women's category), both of whom are the current national champions.

A total of hundred players including men and women teams from eight petroleum companies will participate in the tournament.

Besides the national champions, Arvind Bhatt and Trupti Murugunde, who are the current national runners-up in men and women's category respectively, are the other prominent players participating in the tournament.

Gail (India) Ltd will host the tournament that will continue till March 21 and Badminton Association of India will conduct the matches.

Former All India Champion and current national coach Pullela Gopi Chand will keep an eye on the performances of the players and will be present in the tournament as a guest.


Story first published: Sunday, March 16, 2008, 11:32 [IST]
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